Genitourinary Cancer clinical trials at UC Cancer
2 research studies open to eligible people
Nivolumab Combined With Ipilimumab for Patients With Advanced Rare Genitourinary Tumors
open to eligible people ages 18 years and up
This research study is studying a combination of drugs as a possible treatment for rare genitourinary malignancies among four cohorts, bladder or upper tract carcinoma with variant histology, adrenocortical carcinoma, other rare genitourinary carcinomas and any genitourinary carcinoma with neuroendocrine differentiation. Given preliminary results, the study is being tested in additional patients with bladder or upper tract carcinoma with variant histology at this time while the adrenocortical carcinoma, other rare genitourinary malignancies arms have closed to accrual -The names of the study drugs involved in this study are: - Nivolumab - Ipilimumab
Parametric PET of Genitourinary Cancer
open to eligible people ages 21-100
Metastatic kidney cancer is usually treated with targeted therapy or immunotherapy which is costly and has low response rate. The current standard care is to perform anatomical imaging studies after a few cycles (months) of treatment to evaluate response. This approach exposes many patients to highly toxic, high expensive treatment without any benefit for months and delays initiation of other effective therapies. The goal of this study is to evaluate a parametric PET method that potentially identify response and assess drug efficacy with a few days to weeks of treatment.
at UC Davis
Our lead scientists for Genitourinary Cancer research studies include Guobao Wang, PhD Rana McKay, MD.